Mint Mobile offers low prices, unlimited data plans, and solid customer service, so we’d definitely say it’s a good cell phone provider and even a good rural internet failover. In fact, we’d say Mint Mobile is one of the best mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) available on the market. But as with all MVNOs, there are a few drawbacks.
Mint Mobile uses the T-Mobile network, which is great because T-Mobile’s network has the largest coverage network in the nation right now. That said, Mint Mobile is essentially renting its network, so T-Mobile will deprioritize Mint Mobile subscribers’ data in congested locations so its own subscribers enjoy faster speeds.